POST PUBLISHED INMay, 2010
May 28th, 201004:11 PM ETI just finished reading about the new bank regulations passed by the Senate and House in an article by associated press writer Jim Kuhnhenn that summarized the key components passed in both bills. This legislation is in response to the crash of the financial markets in 2008. There were several key phrases that caught my attention as I...
May 25th, 201005:44 PM ETWe have a neighbor who's a pilot for the Air National Guard. Sometimes, when he returns from a trip to a far-off part of the world, he'll bring back foreign currency to give to my oldest daughter, Jerica. She has money from Asia, Europe, Central America, the Middle East and Australia, and she loves to look at the different colors, pictures, and wri...
May 20th, 201006:09 PM ETKablam! is the sound heard when a punch balloon explodes. We heard this sound twice over the last two days at our house! My oldest daughter was responsible for both balloons popping. On accident, she successfully broke both of her sisters balloons. She felt terrible both times the balloons exploded as she cried and was...
May 15th, 201001:11 PM ETThe Luxury Marketing Council of Florida says that luxury spending has seen an annual growth of 20-30%, where general retail spending has seen an increase of 5%. One Encarta Dictionary definition of luxury is "an item that is desirable but not essential, and often expensive or hard to get." Translation: needs are up 5% per year, and wants are up 20...
May 09th, 201011:06 PM ETI have a question for all dads and moms. "Do you want your children to know more about money then you did when you left your parents home?" Up to this point every parent I have asked that question has said, "Sure" or "Of course" or "Absolutely!" Unfortunately the follow up question has left most with little to say. "What are you doing to make t...
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